Eintracht Frankfurt and Greuther Fürth drew 0-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Commerzbank Arena, with 20 of the Eagles’ outfield players making an appearance.

Adi Hütter’s side failed to break down Fürth in Friday’s friendly.
Adi Hütter’s side failed to break down Fürth in Friday’s friendly.

Friday’s pre-season friendly was held behind closed doors following discussions with the Bundesliga 2 club. Head coach Adi Hütter used all 20 of his available outfield players at the Commerzbank-Arena, making five substitutions at half-time. Only goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald played the full 90 minutes.

The visitors, who struck the post in the game’s best opening in the 31st minute, created the better chances and enjoyed more of the ball in the first half. Eintracht played with greater urgency and dominated possession after the break, but failed to find a breakthrough in searing temperatures in Frankfurt.

“It was a good test against a team who start their Bundesliga 2 campaign next week,” Hütter said afterwards. “In the first half we didn’t have enough momentum in attack, but we improved after the break and could have won the game. We need to improve our attacking play, but we also showed we’re capable of keeping clean sheets.”

Eintracht line-up: Wiedwald, N’Dicka (Falette 65’), de Guzman (Cavar 46’), Jovic (Blum 65’), Haller (Paciência 46’), Gacinovic (Fabián 65’), Salcedo (Knothe 80’), Willems (Beyreuther 65’), Torró (Allan 46’), Chandler (da Costa 46’), Russ (Fernandes 46’)